OAB for several years; tried all meds available but now even last one to 'work' somewhat has stopped. Seems body adjusts and Rx not effective. Spent last 5 days with 2 wires in sacrum area and beeper-like control to adjust stimulation to 1 or 0ther wire. No Rx; pre-op testing/eval. Couldn't do anything but take it easy. Spent most of time running to urinate (not a trickle either). Disappointed. Expected Interstem to be answer; rep thinks wires may have moved and I did not get full benefit. 10 trips 8/31; 8 9/1; 9 9/2 and 13 9/3 and finally decided to quit drinking liquids after 3 trips 15-20 mins apart. Any suggestions; feedback; experience. 53 and desparate. Tired of wearing pads and still wetting pants. Thanks
Has anyone tried or have an Interstim Implant to control overactive bladder?
- 4 Sep 2012 by Dinkster
- 6 February 2013
- overactive bladder
My doc wants me to try the Interstim but I am very reluctant. It doesn't sound like you are sold on this either, what do you plan to do? He wants to do the trial on me also. I already have a spinal cord stimulator for pain and get very little relief with this, don't know if I want 2 stimulators.
May I ask what meds you have tried? I have used Rapiflo, not much good, and now he wants me to try Fosamax. I know everyone is different but which one did you the most good? I am desparate, tired of UTI's and pads too. Thanks for any info in advance.
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